José Gayá vs Jordi Alba – La Liga – 2017/2018

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José Gayá


Jordi Alba


Position: Left-back

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 14.06.2018


José Gayá vs Jordi Alba. The two fantastic left-backs in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by José Gayá and Jordi Alba in seven defensive categories:

  • Tackles per match
  • Clearances per match
  • Blocks per match
  • Interceptions per match
  • Dribbled past per match
  • Offside won per match
  • Fouls per match


José Gayá played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Jordi Alba did — 34 to 33.
Gayá played more minutes than Alba – 2918 to 2745.
José Gayá has recorded 2.3 tackles per match in La Liga (EFRating = 5.19), which is more than Jordi Alba’s 1.9 tackles per match (EFRating = 4.29).
José Gayá has managed to get 2.3 clearances per match in La Liga (EFRating = 1.46), which is more than Jordi Alba’s 1.5 clearances per match (EFRating = 0.95).
Gayá has 0.4 blocks per match in La Liga (EFRating = 2.80), compared to Jordi Alba’s 0.2 (EFRating = 1.40).
Jordi Alba provided more La Liga interceptions, he has managed to get 2.1 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.73), 0.5 more than José Gayá did (EFRating = 4.36).
In La Liga, Gayá has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71), while Alba has 0.8 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.63).
Jordi Alba won more offsides in La Liga, he won 0.5 offsides per match (EFRating = 2.27), 0.2 more than José Gayá did (EFRating = 1.36).
In La Liga, Gayá has 1 foul per match (EFRating = 1.00), while Alba has 1.1 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.91).

Based on the analysis above, José Gayá is clearly the king of 5 defensive categories (tackles per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match, blocks per match and fouls per match).

Jordi Alba is the king of 2 defensive categories (interceptions per match and offside won per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, José Gayá seems like superior defender in La Liga.


Player José Gayá Jordi Alba
EFRating 16.90 16.18


José Gayá
José Gayá

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